Does GERD cause chest pain just below the breast and other symptoms like heavy breathing or shortness of breathe and occasional diarhea and just feeling awful? This symtoms just started two weeks ago and my doc thinks it's GERD. Can GERD just hit you out of the blue?
Thanks for the information. Do you know how long it takes to get back to normal once you start eating better and take medication? I've been taking Nexium twice a day and eating much better for over a week now and I'm still having a lot of problems.
Mark, if you're on proton pump inhibitors it take take 14 days or longer to start to feel better. It's not a quick fix. Also keep in mind that not one med works for everyone. If, after a month, you're not doing better, check with your doc and see if changing the brand of med you're taking will help. Not all meds work the same way.
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